Those of you who know me in real life know that I have a few loves in my life. They are reading, knitting, cake/pie, pugs and nail polish. A few months ago when I heard that China Glaze would be releasing a collection of nail polish inspired by The Hunger Games, to be released with the upcoming film, I was ecstatic. Not one for moderation, I ordered the whole collection a week ago and got them the following Friday.
I had a little swatching party this weekend so that you could all see what these colors look like. Not everyone reads nail polish blogs like me (yes, they exist!) so we hope that our swatches help you in deciding what colors to pick up. Some of these photos might be a bit blurry, but bear with us. Also, please excuse me if I go into some nail polish lingo while describing these colors to you. I can't help it. I am a polish geek.
We're breaking up the swatches into a few posts and then, at the end, we'll be holding a giveaway where you can win some for yourself. Thanks and enjoy!
Agro (District 11 - Agriculture) is a warm, medium metallic green with gold undertones. I am a sucker for greens and this is no exception. It took 2 coats to become opaque and was a bit brush strokey, but it evened itself out.
Dress Me Up (District 8 - Textiles) is a really pretty, dusty mauve creme. When you first look at it, it may look sort of grandma-y but it's surprisingly flattering and pretty. It took 2 coats to reach opacity.
Foie Gras (District 10 - Livestock) is a dusty medium purple creme with brown undertones. Given its name, I actually expected this to be darker and more brown than it is. Then again, it's been awhile since I've had foie gras so maybe it really is this color. This one was a little runny but I was able to get by with 2 coats.
Hook And Line (District 4 - Fishing) is a frosty medium gray metallic polish. This was one of my least favorite of the bunch, which is sad because District 4 is my district. This one is just super frosty and had some serious brush stroke issues. It was also a bit runny though I did only use 2 coats here.
Riveting (District 3 - Technology) is a really beautiful warm glass fleck orange. I am not sure what this color has to do with technology but it's gorgeous and bright. 2 thin coats used here.
Luxe And Luxury (District 1 - Luxury) is an iridescent shard polish that is best used as a top coat. It takes a little practice putting it on without getting random globs of glitter but it's not hard. It reminds me of the many facets of a diamond or other glittering jewel. Here you can see it layered over several other colors from the collection.
|on top of hook and line|
|on top of foie gras|
|on top of agro|
|on top of mohoganie|
That's all we have for today. What do you think? Have you picked up any colors from the collection yet? Check back tomorrow for swatches from the rest of the collection!
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